Going shopping the day before a big Chinese festival (mid autumn festival) is like going shopping on Christmas eve, just five times as worse. It was unbelievably busy – I don’t think I have seen anything so busy in my life – and that include Christmas eve. It was an absolute nightmare. I was just glad that I had Anna with me. She knew what she was doing, where to go, what lables said etc.
Both Anna and Sunny are away until October 4th, so I am on my own. Sunny has arranged that I can have dinner with some of her friends whilst she is away so I’m not completely on my own. I made a big break through. I really wanted some chocolate so after dinner I braved the little supermarket that is near by. Everything went OK, though I had a little trouble with money, but the woman at the till helped me out thankfully. The language barrier is a big problem. Sunny’s aunt made dinner for me and I wanted to ask if she wanted any help. The problem was it that I’m pretty certain Sunny’s aunt doesn’t speak English and my Chinese is limited to ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ and ‘good night’. That will hopefully change over the next few months.